Mocana, a security solutions provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced on Wednesday support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.
Mocana, a security solutions provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced on Wednesday support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0. Integration of the module allows device manufacturers to build products that meet the highest cybersecurity standards.
Customers use Mocana to easily secure storage, communications, and firmware updates for IoT devices.
Cybersecurity is becoming a more prominent issue for IoT developers after a series of mishaps exposed the vulnerabilities of thousands of connected devices feeding back to a network.
TPM 2.0 is used by most PC and notebook manufacturers. For Windows 8.1 and 10, all computers need a TPM 2.0 module to pass Microsoft’s hardware certification. Google includes TPM 2.0 in all Chromebooks.
“As the pace of cyber attacks on IoT and industrial systems increases, there is a critical need for stronger security on IoT devices,” said Srinivas Kumar, vice president of engineering at Mocana.
“TPM technology has been used broadly to prove the identity of a computer or financial transaction device. We are now enabling the latest TPM 2.0 feature set on IoT devices. This will significantly reduce the effort for our customers to leverage TPM technology and avoid reading the more than 3,000 pages of TPM technical documentation.”
Benefits of TPM 2.0 include support for advanced ciphers, such as Elliptic Curve Cryptography, 256 and 512-bit Secure Hash Algorithms 2; multiple ownership of keys; support for Windows and Linux systems; and better seeding for entropy.